Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered for Help in Nabbing Swan Shooter

PETA Calls On Public to Help Find Who Shot Desert Shores Bird With Arrow

For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2017

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Las Vegas – On Monday, April 10, a swan in Desert Shores was discovered with an arrow shot through his hindquarters. He was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic but had to be euthanized because of the severity of his injuries.

Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with this case, so PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“Not only was this swan left in agony and terror after being impaled by an arrow, now his mate and babies are also left to fend for themselves,” says PETA Senior Director Stephanie Bell. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever shot this swan can be held responsible and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—offers tips for helping wildlife and reporting cruelty to animals on its website.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Robert Sigal of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police at 702-828-3307.

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